Slow Cooker Lamb, Carrot and Pearl Barley Casserole


Slow Cooker Lamb, Carrot and Pearl Barley Casserole with Dumplings
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I don't normally cook many casseroles and stews but this is the perfect meal for the current dropping temperatures. It's hard to describe the smell, but I came home to a lovely 'sweet' smell coming from the kitchen. The Pearl Barley gives it a thick creamy texture.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Slow Cooking
Serves: 2-3
  • 1 TBSP of Oil
  • 300g of lamb (as you are slow cooking you could use mutton)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3-4 medium carrots, sliced diagonally
  • 2 celery stick, chopped
  • 45g of Pearl Barley
  • 450 ml of Lamb Stock
  • 2 pinches of dried parsley
  • Dumplings - I use Aunt Bessie's finest frozen
  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the lamb, season with salt and pepper and brown for approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Add the onion, carrots and celery and fry for a further 3-5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to the slow cooker. Sprinkle the barley over the lamb and vegetables, add the stock, stir and sprinkle the parsley on top.
  4. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  5. And 90 minutes before serving, place the frozen dumplings on top. After 45 minutes turn them.
  6. Ladle into large bowls and enjoy!


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Angela (@cherubpaddock)
Angela (@cherubpaddock)

Interesting, just came across this recipe and I made up this exact same thing and put it in my slow cooker yesterday, ready for tonight's dinner. Will let you know how it gets on as the ingredients are eerily similar.


Thanks again! Mediocre Mum has saved the day with some more great recipe ideas - I'm going to start on this now for tonight. Cheers!